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Great Yarmouth Town have appointed Rob McCombe as manager following their relegation to the second tier of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Harleston Town says they will appeal against a decision which has seen them thrown out of the Thurlow Nunn First Division North.

King’s Lynn Town are looking to piggy back on the success of Norwich City as they prepare for life in the National League set-up.

Ian Culverhouse will sit down with King’s Lynn Town owner Stephen Cleeve as he looks to build a squad for the new season.

They’re chalk and cheese, the odd couple perhaps, but Ian Culverhouse and his assistant at King’s Lynn Town, Paul Bastock, are a potent mix.

King’s Lynn Town like to do different sometimes – and their promotion campaign of season 2018-19 fitted the bill to a tee.

Ian Culverhouse says guiding King’s Lynn Town to promotion is the biggest achievement of his footballing career.

Ian Culverhouse hailed his “superb” King’s Lynn team as they marched imperiously into the ‘super’ final showdown – and one step away from National League football.

After a difficult week off the pitch, King’s Lynn Town finally did what they do best – Chris Lakey was at The Walks to see them beat Stratford 3-1 in their Southern Premier Central play-off semi-final.

Ian Culverhouse couldn’t resist the ‘one game at a time’ cliche in assessing his team’s play-off campaign – what has been far from clear was exactly when those games would be played.

It’s a long way from the top to the bottom of the food chain, but bear with me as I try to share the experience of everyone connected in any way to King’s Lynn Town Football Club this week.

One of the most bizarre, ludicrous and, frankly, shameful episodes in local football has finally reached a conclusion with confirmation of King’s Lynn Town’s play-off semi-final.

The chaos of King’s Lynn’s play-off semi-final appears close to resolution - but owner Stephen Cleeve is furious at the outcome.

King’s Lynn Town’s play-off semi-final clash against Stratford Town on Wednesday is off.

Adam Mason is plotting a great escape in what will be his final match as Great Yarmouth joint manager.

Ian Culverhouse insists his King’s Lynn Town players will be looking to right a few wrongs on the final day of the regular season.

Ian Culverhouse praised his side’s mentality ahead of Monday afternoon’s final home league game of the campaign against Needham Market (3pm,).

I’m sure Adam Mason won’t mind me mentioning this, but in the context of this column, it is more than apt.

Lowestoft Town’s first ever Southern League double, secured after a 3-1 win at Hitchin, gave the Trawlerboys their third successive away win and, more importantly, went a long way to guaranteeing survival.

King’s Lynn Town have secured a play-off spot after a 2-1 home win over Tamworth, but are now chasing second place to gain the most advantageous home advantage – Chris Lakey reports from The Walks

Swaffham Town cranked up the pressure on Thurlow Nunn Fist Division North leaders Harleston with a big win.

Norfolk Under-18s lost their grip on the FA County Youth Cup at the weekend when they were beaten 3-0 by Manchester in the final at Rochdale’s Spotlands Stadium.

King’s Lynn Town guaranteed their place in the Southern Premier Central end-of-season play-offs – although they made hard work of clinching three points with a 2-1 home win over Tamworth.

Swaffham will be looking to close the five-point gap on leaders Harleston Town as they look to take advantage of their two games in hand firstly at Ipswich Wanderers this afternoon.

King’s Lynn Town can put their name in the play-off draw on Saturday afternoon when Tamworth head to west Norfolk.

Lowestoft Town still have some work to do to confirm their league status after an unwelcome set of results at the weekend.

Harleston Town maintained their eight-point advantage at the top of Division One of the Thurlow Nunn League with a hard-fought win over neighbours Diss Town - but the race to finish top isn’t over yet.

It wasn’t long ago that Ian Culverhouse’s only target for the season was for King’s Lynn Town to finish in a play-off position.

Ian Culverhouse paid tribute to his own Super Marriott as King’s Lynn Town cruised to a 3-0 home victory over Halesowen.

Lowestoft travelled to the Southern Premier Central’s current form team and confirmed what has been said all season – that with a full squad and on a decent pitch they are a match for anyone.

Adam Marriott cracked the 20-goal barrier as King’s Lynn Town cruised to a 3-0 Southern Premier Central victory over Halesowen Town at The Walks.

Ian Culverhouse is letting his team do the talking as King’s Lynn Town push to leave a pair of play-off stragglers behind and edge closer to secure their own place in the end-of-season ‘extras’.

Approaching a crucial final month of the season, Lowestoft Town boss Jamie Godbold has rallied his troops ahead of “six cup finals” in the Southern Premier Central.

King’s Lynn Town put a large cat among the play-off pigeons with a 2-0 victory over their closest rivals.

With international matches apparently/allegedly occupying the minds of football supporters, it’s perhaps time to look at the effect on the local football scene.

Dereham gained a superb 3-2 victory over Bury that should go a long way to help them remain in the Ryman North division.

Lowestoft Town will be aiming to take another big step towards safety after picking up two tremendous results against fellow strugglers.

Sheringham have a chance to go top of the Anglian Combination Premier Division on Saturday afternoon after extending their impressive winning sequence to 12 matches in midweek.

Dereham Town will look to move further away from the relegation zone and get an early start on their rivals when they entertain Bury on Friday night (7.45pm).

Chris Henderson settled the battle of The Walks once and for all as Lynn got one over one of their major Southern Premier Central play-off rivals, beating Alvechurch 1-0.

Kings Lynn Town refused to be blown off their promotion course after beating a stubborn Hitchin Town 3-2.

Adam Gusterson knows all about the power of positive thinking.

There’s a big difference between a comfort zone and a relegation zone – and Dereham Town boss Adam Gusterson wants his side in neither.

Lowestoft failed to recover after conceding a fifth-minute goal to leaders Kettering.

Ifs, buts and maybes – the stuff of football’s dreamers, and those looking for excuses.

King’s Lynn Town produced one of their best home performances of the season as they saw off Southern Premier Central play-off rivals Coalville Town 4-1.

The pressure may be off Dereham Town when they carry the underdog tag at Bostik North high-fliers Maldon & Tiptree today, but manager Adam Gusterson has insisted the Magpies will be able to cope with “a different challenge”.

Ian Culverhouse has called on King’s Lynn Town fans to get behind his side from the first whistle in a huge game for the Linnets.

Dereham recovered from an early shock to cruise through to the Norfolk Senior Cup final with a 6-1 thrashing of Swaffham at the FDC in Bowthorpe.

A professional King’s Lynn Town performance saw them beat the Southern Premier Central League’s bottom side Bedworth United.

Can Dereham keep their run going? Will Wroxham stay in the race? Who wins the big Anglian Combination match of the day? CHRIS LAKEY takes a look at this weekend’s local football action

Ian Culverhouse will tell his players to heed the phrase “lies, damned lies and statistics” as King’s Lynn Town head to bottom club Bedworth United.

Lowestoft Town will be hoping to end a positive week on a high note today by moving further away from the relegation zone.

King’s Lynn Town returned to winning ways with a 2=0 Southern Premie Central victory over Redditch United at The Walks.

Jamie Godbold is hoping the return of star striker Jake Reed will provide Lowestoft with the lift they need to escape the clutches of a relegation battle.

Ian Culverhouse said the unseemly reaction of visiting Alvechurch players and management following the postponement of the game at The Walks was “out of order”.

Angry words were exchanged after King’s Lynn Town’s home game against Alvechurch was postponed an hour before the scheduled kick-off.

Loans are what friends are for, as Great Yarmouth are proving – that, and a look at the rest of the weekend action, by CHRIS LAKEY

Football afternoons at King’s Lynn Town are somehow better nowadays.

King’s Lynn Town defied the conditions to put on an ice show as they saw off Royston 4-2 at The Walks.

Ian Culverhouse believes teams are wise to King’s Lynn’s style following last season’s successes.

King’s Lynn Town were held to a 1-1 Southern Premier Central draw at St Ives – CHRIS LAKEY looks at a game not of two halves, but two very different teams

A goal in the last of five added minutes cruelly robbed Lowestoft of crucial points in their quest to move away from the bottom places.

Magpies beginning to settle, Yachtsmen on course and Planters sunk – CHRIS LAKEY looks at the weekend football

Ian Culverhouse will be looking for a reaction from his players when they head to St Ives on Saturday.

Dereham are looking to silence a pop star while the Norfolk Senior Cup has repercussions on two other leagues – CHRIS LAKEY looks ahead to the weekend’s local football matches

Ian Culverhouse has challenged his King’s Lynn Town players to come out fighting when they resume their promotion challenge on Saturday.

Paul Bastock believes King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse has a touch of the grand master about him as he plots the Linnets’ promotion challenge.

King’s Lynn Town stretched their unbeaten run to 19 games – but made hard work of it after a 3-2 win over Barwell.

It’s an anomaly of King’s Lynn Town’s season that their home form is arguably depriving them of a genuine automatic promotion shot.

New Dereham Town managers Adam Gusterson and Olly Willis are preparing for another tough challenge after enduring a baptism of fire against Heybridge Swifts at the weekend.

Matt Castellan has left King’s Lynn Town and joined Dereham Town.

Lowestoft Town returned from high-flying AFC Rushden & Diamonds with a well-deserved point after 1-1 draw – but with a bit of luck it could have been three.

New Dereham managers Adam Gusterson and Ollie Willis tasted defeat in their opening game.

The wry smile of Ian Culverhouse told you all you needed to know after this last-gasp King’s Lynn Town victory.

Norwich United recorded their first home win since October with a 3-1 win against Newmarket Town.

Great Yarmouth Town face arguably the biggest test of their new-found form when they face one of the title favourites on Saturday afternoon.

Ian Culverhouse will be hoping his King’s Lynn Town players have taken the opportunity to recharge a few batteries this week.

King’s Lynn Town have signed highly-rated defender Jake Kerins to bolster their promotion bid.

Dereham have parted company with manager Neal Simmons.

King’s Lynn Town resume battle with manager Ian Culverhouse juggling meagre resources but insisting his dressing room is packed with ‘the right stuff’.

King’s Lynn Town played out their first goalless draw under manager Ian Culverhouse as title chasers Kettering paid them the ultimate respect at The Walks.

Ian Culverhouse has worked miracles at King’s Lynn Town, but admits he’s chasing a two-horse race for the league title – and the prize of automatic promotion.

Norwich United finally ended their pointless run with a 2-2 draw in an entertaining and hard-fought battle with Gorleston.

The Linnets came from behind to grab three important points at promotion rivals Biggleswade Town.

Struggling Dereham moved off the bottom of the table after earning a valuable point with a much improved performance.

Great Yarmouth Town will be putting their faith in youth as they battle against relegation from the top tier of the Thurlow Nunn League.

King’s Lynn Town have an opportunity to bruise one of their promotion rivals this weekend – but will be hoping the unlucky 13 curse doesn’t strike.

Neal Simmons says his Dereham Town players are determined to erase the ”embarrassment” of their 8-2 thumping at AFC Sudbury a week ago.

There are few things that a manager, particularly a former defender, loves more than a clean sheet – unless it’s one of his back four getting on the scoresheet with a goal worthy of any of his strikers.

King’s Lynn Town extended their unbeaten league run to a dozen games as they beat high winds, driving rain, the bitter cold and a stubborn Rushall Olympic side 3-0.

Cedric Anselin faces a baptism of fire today when he takes charge of his first match as Norwich United manager.

In the festive season of excess, Ian Culverhouse will be hoping his King’s Lynn Town players are averse to waste when they return to The Walks this afternoon.

As the beginning of winter begins to bite, it was a cold morning that greeted teams and spectators alike for the first round of the League Cup.

Two Norfolk students have scored a brace of places in the England Colleges FA national team for the 2018-19 season.

It’s a case of once bitten twice shy for King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse as he plots a way to muscle his way into the promotion picture.

Swaffham’s FA Vase dream is over after they were beaten in a third round replay.

Acle United Women moved to the top of the ERWFL Premier Division after a 1-0 victory at Haringey Borough.

Ian Culverhouse has a challenge getting the best out of striker Harry Limb – the King’s Lynn Town boss discussed the teenager’s situation with CHRIS LAKEY

Lowestoft Town assistant manager Andy Reynolds insists his side will be going into Satruday’s game at Banbury in good heart despite letting two precious points slip through their grasp at the weekend.

Sheringham will be looking to confirm their Premier Division title credentials when they host rivals Wymondham Town.

It’s taken 10 games but Norwich Sunday League Premier Division Farmhouse have gained their first points of the season after a 3-2 win at Phoenix FC.

Ian Culverhouse is looking to strengthen his side ahead of a testing eight-game spell in December.

King’s Lynn Town dropped the first points under manager Ian Culverhouse this season when the were held by the bottom side in the division.

Ian Culverhouse doesn’t do dramas – and he certainly isn’t into Tales of the Unexpected.

Kirkley & Pakefield have made an excellent start to the season in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division – but there have still been plenty of worries for boss Mark Willis, as CHRIS WISE reports

Norfolk County FA continue their defence of the FA County Youth Cup on Saturday when they host the Isle of Man’s Under 18s.

Dereham Town cruised into the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup after beating underdogs Acle United 6-1 at Aldiss Park.

Lowestoft are now nine league games without a win.

Holders Norwich United put an end to their recent poor form with an impressive 3-1 victory at close neighbours Wroxham.

Michael Gash’s double made it three wins in a row – and moved Lynn up to sixth in the table.

Dereham are eager to “right a few wrongs” as they look to get back to winning ways at Grays Athletic.

It’s been a tough season for Thetford Town boss Danny White but he hopes there could be a silver lining in the Norfolk Senior Cup. Mark Armstrong reports

Ian Culverhouse knows a good thing when he sees it, and in Frazer Blake-Tracey, he has a player of the highest quality.

Horsford continued their fantastic start to the season with a 5-3 away win at Attleborough Town in the Leathes Prior Veterans League Premiership.

Robert Eagle has left Lowestoft Town to rejoin Leiston as a player-coach, subject to paperwork.

Chris Henderson is backing manager Ian Culverhouse’s assertion that King’s Lynn Town could become a wrecking ball on their way up the table.

It was just like old times: Ian Culverhouse standing outside the dug-out at The Walks, his King’s Lynn Town team picking up points and moving up the table.

There aren’t too many non-league clubs at Wroxham’s level who can boast to have three former Premier League players in their ranks.

Ian Culverhouse returns to The Walks on Saturday, when the fanfare of his stunning return as King’s Lynn Town manager will finally begin to fade away.

Paul Bastock has been there, seen that, got the T-shirt - but admits life as assistant manager of King’s Lynn Town is a whole new adventure.

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